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In honor of his trip to France, there’s been a legal complaint filed against Donald Rumsfeld in French court alleging that he “authorized and ordered crimes of torture to be carried out … as well as other war crimes.” Obviously, this isn’t going to result in a prosecution in the near-term, but I hope Rumsfeld and others involved in Bush-era war crimes will find themselves unable to travel to much of the world and maybe someday some of the younger ones will actually face the trials they so richly deserve. Back in the day I think I’m not the only one who didn’t adequately consider the hypothesis that Team Bush’s opposition to the International Criminal Court might be driven more by self-interest than by ideology per se.

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